10 Easy Steps to Take Back Control When You’re Separating (Part 2)

Following on from last week’s blog, read on to find out more about how to take back control when you are separating.

 6. Remember your children love you both.

 It sounds obvious, but it is important to remember this during this very difficult time.  Do not drag your children into adult conversations or discuss any matters around them.  It is important for both parents to work together to help your children adjust to the changes to the family.

7. Be honest. Be ready.

 You don’t have to put on a brave face.  It is important that you are honest with yourself about how you feel.  If you are struggling, make sure you get the support you need and that your lawyer is aware of how you are feeling.  Before moving forward, you need to be emotionally ready and it is important to be honest with yourself if you are struggling.

8. Pick the right lawyer for you

It is vital that you seek expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity from a specialist family lawyer before making any decisions about the future.  It is also equally important to pick the right lawyer for you.  Here are Harrogate Family Law we listen, we care and we understand.  We will be on your side and show you the way forward to help you avoid costly mistakes which cost you time, money and stress.

9. The new normal.

Change is never easy.  Try to take this as an opportunity to take up new hobbies and do things you have been promising yourself you would do.  Find and embrace your new normal.

10. Look to the future.

Finally, it is important to look forward.  What would you like your future to look like?  It can be a difficult question to answer and something that we will certainly try to assist you with.  We will work with you to ensure that you can look forward and see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Here at Harrogate Family Law we are family law specialists.  If you are considering divorce or separation contact us today to see how we can help you.  Our number is 01423 594680.

Andrew Meehan is an experienced family lawyer specialising in complex divorces involving significant or hidden assets, as well as cases involving children.

He is recommended for family law by both Chambers 2018 (York, Hull and surrounding regions) and the Legal 500 2017 (Leeds/West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire region).

Everyone’s circumstances are different and this article is provided by way of general information only and must not be replied upon.  If you require legal advice on a family law issue, please feel free to contact us by emailing enquiries@harrogatefamilylaw.co.uk.